Andrew Clarke was born in the North East of England and graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English Literature and History. After travelling widely he spent several years as a press officer and deputy magazine editor for a Premier League football team before working as a press officer for the Yorkshire Tourist Board. He has also worked as a reporter for the Muscat Daily newspaper in Oman. Andrew has since worked as head of copy for a number of world leading brands. He lives in the south of Spain with his partner and their parrot Pichinek. He is a supporter of Middlesbrough FC.